Friends of SMU Libraries

Friends of SMU Libraries, originally founded in 1970 as Colophon, is dedicated to promoting and enriching the resources, services and operations of the seven SMU Libraries. Friends hosts a series of programs each year for book lovers to become acquainted with each other and the many resources of SMU Libraries. Friends of SMU Libraries is committed to helping the libraries maintain their excellence and has funded over $1,000,000 in materials and library services.

A Membership with Impact

An interviewer and cameraperson conducting an oral history interview for Voices of SMU

Grant Highlights

$5,000 to the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions for transcription services for the “Voices of SMU” Oral History project


Student workers Lillian Nelson (left, with red chevron and blue background below) and Pavani Palla (right, with red chevron and teal background above). Both are smiling.

Student Employee Excellence Award Recipients

Lillian Nelson (left) is a student worker in Fondren Library. Pavani Palla (right) is a student worker in Hamon Arts Library.